When narrowing down which college to attend, it’s important to consider the campus environment and surrounding community. But it's not always possible to go on campus visits yourself. Have no fear! Student vlogger Daniel Isabella is here to give a tour of the East Lansing area surrounding Michigan State University. It may be only one school, but the tour can give you an idea of what it's like to attend a school in a big college town. Check out the video below!
2 unexpected (but key) things to do on a college tour
In order to get a really good idea of what a college is like, you have to hit both some of its highlights that everyone recommends and its unexpected locations. We all know a lot of the places to look for on a normal tour, but have you thought about exploring the nearby town or looking for things that pique your personal interests? Here are two quick tips:
- Explore the local area: Remember, as much as academics are crucial to the college experience, you should also branch out to the surrounding town. When you attend a college, you’ll inevitably want to get off campus every now and again for some fun with friends. Looking for a college in an interesting and easily accessible city or populated area is important. For instance, according to Daniel, the Lansing area is a college town at heart with campuses for other colleges nearby.
- Seek out your interests: Daniel says that the most important things to seek out are the places on and off campus that align with your interests. Daniel is a theater lover, so being near the Wharton Center of Performing Arts has allowed him to get a hands-on experience with a subject he's passionate about.
This quick tour of East Lansing gave us a great idea of the kind of fun and atmosphere students are exposed to at Michigan State University. So whether you’re going on campus visits or not, remember to find a way to explore and learn about the surrounding area of the colleges you’re interested in.
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